The Christian ground motive and Holy Scripture in Dooyeweerd. In this article it will be argued that a relationship exists between the supratemporal sphere and the Christian ground motive, as well as between the temporal sphere and Holy Scripture. This relationship leads to the view that the Christian ground motive is the one, undivided, eternal Word of God, while Scripture is the temporal, diversified expression of this one, undivided, eternal Word of God. The association of the supratemporal sphere and the Christian ground motive gives rise to a degree o f absolutism in Dooyeweerd. For Dooyeweerd the Christian ground motive is supratemporal while theoretical thought is always bound to the temporal horizon. By distinguishing between the Christian ground motive, our philosophical thinking about it, and our sinful human formulation o f it we can rid Dooyeweerd of this absolutism.
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